is an established
reference book and reading promotion tool. It is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading
fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It answers the dilemma facing those
who have exhausted the output from a particular author — “What shall I
In this seventh edition over 2,040 authors are listed in alphabetical order, followed by a list of up to 12 suggested alternatives. So pick out an author whose books you like, and see which other writers are recommended underneath. For instance, if you like Bryce Courtenay, you might also like Nick Brownlee, Frank Coates and so on.
Additional information is given, where known:
- Dates of birth and death
- Nationality (or place of birth) of authors who are not English
- Genre and, in some cases, subgenre, or type of novel (unless ‘general’)
- Characters and/or Environment, Occupation
- Prize winners
- Crossover (may be suitable for young adults)
- Also writes for children
Edited by Ian Baillie
Published November 2012 - pp 367
(10% discount for schools, 25% discount for trade and 10+ copies)
The sixth edition of Who else
writes like ...? is now available at the discounted price of £7.99.
ISBN 9781905499328 - published October 2008.
All other previous editions are out of print but may be available at your public library.
The Who else writes like...? system
of linking authors has been used successfully in a similar guide to children's fiction,
also published by LISU: Who next...?
a guide to children's authors.
What users say about the online resource
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